Cowboys Free Agency: FB Keith Smith Signing with Raiders

The have lost an important role player from the as fullback Keith Smith is reportedly with the .

Smith, who has been with Dallas for four seasons, was the team’s fullback the last two seasons. He started as a after going undrafted in 2014.

Whether on offense or , Keith has been a regular part of the units. The Cowboys’ previous , Rich Bisaccia, just left this to join the in Oakland. That is a likely cause for Smith heading to the Raiders.

Dallas elected not to give Smith a restricted tender, which made sense given his position. Even the lowest tender of $1.9 million would have been too rich for a part-time player.

Even with Keith gone, Dallas may not need to sign a new fullback. Backup RB has experience in that role. They could also use tight ends or .

Fullback is obviously not the position it used to be in the days of , but there are still times you need that lead blocker out of the backfield. Given their reliance on the run game and the success that had with Keith Smith, Dallas will have to find a solid replacement plan.

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Jess Haynie

Written by Jess Haynie

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